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Federal Ministry of Education

Honourable Minister of state for Education, Mrs ONWULIRI, Viola AdakuFederation Ministry of Education,
Federal Secretariat,PHASE III,
ABUJA.
Website: www.education.gov.ng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFILE:
Mrs ONWULIRI, Viola Adaku was born on June 18, 1956, Lagos, Nigeria her parents are from Imo/Ahiazu Mbaise she is married to Prof. C.O.E Onwuliri. The marriage is blessed with five children of ages 23, 26, 28, 29, 30 professor onwuliri has two grandchildren.

Professor Onwuliri attended Owerri Girls’ Secondary School, Owerri, Imo State (1970-1974): West African School Certificate (Division One) 1974. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria (1975-1979). B.Sc. (Second Class Honours Upper Division) Biochemistry, 1979.University of Jos, Nigeria for Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), 1982, and M.Sc. (Applied Organic Chemistry) 1984. She also attended Howard University, Washington D.C. on Research Fellowship at the Department of Chemistry (1990), University of Jos, Nigeria, for Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1991.

She also has certificates in the following fields;

1. SWAA – Nigeria. Certificate in HIV and Sexuality Education, 1999.

2. SWAA – Nigeria. Certificate in HIV Counselling, 2001.

Professor Onwuliri attended the following training programmes;

• Harvard School of Public Health Boston, USA. Certificate in Ethical Issues in the use of Human Subjects for Clinical Research, 2003.

• Training in Proposal writing and Financial Management by Action Health International, 2000 and IAS Geneva.

• Training on Women Development and Gender Management, Accra Ghana 2009.

• Training in Youth activity programming 2001 and Project Management IAS, Gevena 2004, 2008, 2010

• Attended and organized several other national and international workshops and training programmes in academics, management, etc.

III. MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

1. National Vice President, Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) - 2007-date.
2. Elected one of the 9-member Executive Committee, International AIDS Society (Geneva) (2008-2012), (representing African Sub-region).
3. Meeting Secretary, North Central Zone (2001-2007).
4. Treasurer, National Association of Women in Science, Technology and Mathematics (NAWSTEM) – Plateau State Branch (1981-date).
5. Member, Nigerian Society for Biotechnology (1983-date).
6. Member, African Society for the Biochemistry of Lipids (1998-date).
7. Treasurer, Nigerian Association of Medical Scientists, Plateau State Chapter (1992-date).
8. Member, Nigeria Society for Experimental Biology (2003-date).

IV. TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL, 1981-DATE

PREVIOUS EMPLOYER AND POSTS HELD WITH DATES:

1. Graduate Assistant 1981 – 1984
2. Assistant Lecturer 1984 – 1987
3. Lecturer II 1987 – 1990
4. Lecturer I 1990 – 1993
5. Senior Lecturer 1993 – 2001
6. Reader 2001 – 2004
7. Professor (Univ. of Jos) 2004 – 2007
8. Professor (FUTO) 2007-date

V. MINISTERIAL LANDMARKS AND AWARDS

1. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the 50th Commemorative Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Belgrade, Serbia. 5th-6th September, 2011
2. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the Annual Coordinating meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Conference, USA, 22nd -23rd September, 2011
3. Bestowed with the ‘Merit Award’ for ‘Exemplary Services to Society, the Chruch and the Noble Order’ by the Abuja Grand Commandery and Ladies Auxilliary, Knights of St John International, Nigeria, 24th September, 2011
4. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to Ukraine for the signing of the ‘Protocol on Political Consultations’ between Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine, 27th- 28th September, 2011
5. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the 27th Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee of The Economic and Commercial Cooperation (CONMEC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Turkey, 17th – 20th October, 2011
6. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the 20th Volonteurope Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 20th-23rd October, 2011.
7. Leader of the 2nd Batch of the Nigerian Delegation to the 66th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where a paper tagged ‘The International Year of Cooperatives’ was presented and also presided over the United Nations Security Council briefing on Piracy in the Gulf of Aden (off the Coast of Somalia), New-York, USA, 30th-31st October, 2011
8. Bestowed with the ‘Role Model Award’ in recognition for my Personality for Exceptional Passion for The Faith and in the Development of Young People-Spirit, Body and Soul, October 2011.
9. As the Regional Representative for Africa (African AIDS Ambassador) of the International AIDS Society (IAS) Geneva, led the Nigerian Delegation to the International AIDS Society Governing Council Retreat, Uganda, 9th-11th November, 2011.
10. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the 2nd Governing Council meeting of the Community of Democracies (COD), Washington D.C. USA, 17th-18th November, 2011
11. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation and Mr President’s Representative at the occasion of the visit of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI to Republic of Benin, 18th-20th November, 2011
12. Bestowed with the ‘Ugwu Mbaise Award’ for being a ‘Citadel and Amplifier of Light and Knowledge’, by the Ugwu Mbaise, 12th November, 2011
13, Awarded a ‘Certificate of Honour’ as ‘an Ambassador of Hope and High Expectation of a new value in Representation and Good Governance in Imo State’ by the National Association of Imo State Journalists, Abuja Chapter, 17th November 2011.
14. Member of the Federal Government Delegation to the Christian Pilgrimage to Israel and Italy, December 2011.
15. Appointed ‘Ambassador’ of the Pan-African Parliament, by H.E Dr Idriss Ndele Moussa, President of the Pan-African Parliament, 17th December 2011
16. Leader of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Subsidy to the USA on Subsidy Removal Sensitization, January, 2012
17. African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) Committee Member, 2011
18. Received excellent commendations from both Mr President and Mr Vice-President on the ‘Sensitization of Communities, Associations, Youths and Women in Imo State on the Fuel Subsidy and the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President and the Present Administration’, January, 2012.
19. Bestowed the “Adaoma Chituru Ugo of Ahiara Diocese” by the Catholic Women Organization, Ahiara. March 31st, 2012
19. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the 4th Session of the Nigerian-Iran Joint Commission, Tehran, Iran, 14th -16th April, 2012.
20. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Coordinating Bureau, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 9th-10th May, 2012
21. Invited as Special Guest to deliver a lecture titled” Diasporan Mothers in Nigeria’s National Transformation on the occasion of Mothers’ Day Celebration organized by the Imo State Women Association, Washington DC, USA, 12th May, 2012.
22. Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to the High Level Meeting on Women’s Empowerment, SRH and HIV/AIDS organized by the Global Power Women Network Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe, 24th -26th May, 2012.
23. Member of the Federal Government Delegation to the XVI Heads of State/Government Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Tehran, Iran, 28th August- 1st September 2012.

VI. HONOURS, DISTINCTIONS, PRIZES AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

1. Hon. Minister of State-1, Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria, July 2011
2. Convener, Global Power Women Network Africa Conference, Abuja, May 2013
3. PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate Imo State, 2011 Elections
4. Awarded “The Most Resourceful Personality Award” by the Unijos Women Association, 2010.
5. Founder and Leader, Women Development and Community Health Projects. Nigeria (Imo and Plateau States and Abuja) – since 2000.
6. Convener, Mbaise Political Class Platform (Since 2010) that was central in delivering the Mbaise bloc of 3 LGAs to PDP
7. Elected, one of the 9-member Executive of the International AIDS Society Geneva to represent the African Sub-Region (2008 – 2012).
8. Elected, Vice President, Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2007 – date).
9. President and Leader, FUTO Women Association (2006 – 2011).
10. Bestowed with “Award of Excellence as Mother of Nigerian Students”, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS 2007.
11. Founder – Youths for Good Governance for Goodluck-Sambo/Ohakim/Onwuliri (2010-date).
12. Founder – Amuzi Youths Initiative (2010-date).
13. Leader, Rural Populace Medical Outreaches Imo State (2007).
14. Awarded the “Alumnus of High Achievement Award (ALOHA)” by the University of Nigeria Alumni Association 1993.
15. Matron, Catholic Women Organization of different Parishes.
16. State Convener, National Women Coalition on AIDS (2007).
17. Founder and pioneer Chairperson, Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, Nigeria, Plateau State.
18. Founder/facilitator:
(i) Ada Uhi Multipurpose Cooperative Society Imo State (2008).
(ii) Ezigbo Nne Multipurpose Cooperative Society Imo State (2008).
19. President, University of Jos Igbo Women Cultural Association (1993-1997).
20. Founder/Initiator, FUTO Women Association Bus Shuttle Service.
21. Founder/Initiator/Pioneer Director, International Centre for Women and Child Empowerment and Research, FUTO (2008).
22. Conferred with a chieftaincy title of Ada Uhi Chinyere Nmuta Amuzi (1996).
23. Member, Governing Council Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), PH. (Appointed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria) 2010.
24. Awarded “Distinguished Woman on the Plateau Gold Award” by the Plateau State Government”, March 2007 for contributions to Plateau State, Nigeria and Humanity especially in the area of HIV/AIDS control activities.
25. Appointed HIV/AIDS Goodwill Ambassador by the FGN/National Action Committee on AIDS for 2009 Nigerian AIDS Conference
26. Appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to serve as a member of the Scientific Organizing Committee of the International Junior Science Olympiad (a competition of 40 countries) hosted by Nigeria Nov. 2010
27. Honoured by the Disabled Youth Club of Imo State with the Award of Excellence Mother of the Needy, 2010
28. Honoured with the Ambassador of Mary National Merit Award by the National Council of Catholic Women Organisations Nigeria 2009
29. Award of Excellence and National Matron, National Association of Imo State Students 2009
30. Supreme Subordinate (National) Treasurer, Ladies’ Auxiliary Knight of St. John International (KSJI) Nigeria 2010
31. Queen of the Saints Award from Ladies Auxiliary KSJI, at Philadelphia, 2008
32. Awarded Patroness of Life Award by the Pro-life Movement of the Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, 2008
33. Mother General of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy FUTO.
34. Appointed member Central Conference Committee of the IAS Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention Conference Cape Town 2009.
35. Achiever of our Time Award by Catholic Women Organisation, Ahiara Diocese 2008,
36. Member, National Technical Working Group, National Women Coalition on AIDS (NAWOCA), appointed by the First Lady of Nigeria (2008 - date).
37. Ezinne & Golden Mother Award by St. Jude’s Parish, Amuzi 2008.
38. Ezinne Nwere Ugwu Ndiom Ihiagwa, Owerri West LG,A 2009.
39. Appointed, Abstract Reviewer/Assessor of the IAS/ANRS France Award for Young AIDS Scientists (2004 – date).
40. Awarded “Distinguished Woman on the Plateau Gold Award” by the Plateau State Government”, March 2007 for contributions to Plateau State, Nigeria and Humanity especially in the area of HIV/AIDS control activities.
41. Elected, member representing Nigerian Universities, National Technical Working Group on HIV/AIDS Initiative for Tertiary Institutions – A NACA/Federal Ministry of Education/UN Initiative.
42. Appointed and chaired three scientific sessions at the International AIDS Conference, Toronto Canada 11 – 16 August 2006.
43. Got a positive mention in the Unijos Vice-Chancellor’s 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 combined Convocation address.
44. Received letters of commendation from the Management and Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
45. Elected, Governing Council Member, International AIDS Society Geneva, representing Africa (2004 – 2012) as the first African female and first Nigerian ever to be on the Council of this global apex body of Researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS.
46. Appointed a Postgraduate co-supervisor by Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 for Miss Kate Elder, an American M.Sc. student of International Health, studying at the University of Bordeaux 2 (2006). France.
47. Appointed, Member, Governance Working Group (GWG) of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (2004-2005).
48. Received a letter of commendation from the Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, 2004.
49. Received a letter of commendation as Principal Investigator from the Director of AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston on the HIV/AIDS education project for sex workers in Plateau State.
50. Elected Meeting Secretary, Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), North-East Zone (2001-2006).
51. Appointed Editor, Electronic Journal of the International AIDS Society, (eJIAS) Geneva, 2005.
52. Appointed Member Scientific Track Committee of the International AIDS Conference, Toronto 2006.
53. Appointed National Co-ordinator NSBMB International AIDS Seminar for African Biochemist, 2006.
54. Awarded, the University of Nigeria Postgraduate Training Fellowship from 1980-1983.
55. Elected National Vice-President, University of Nigeria Alumni Association, 1995-1998.
56. Awarded the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” by the University of Nigeria Alumni Association 1990.
57. Member International AIDS Society – (2001-Date).
58. Elected District Respected President Ladies Auxiliary Knights of St. John International (2000-2006).
59. Appointed Member, the Distinguished Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute, Inc. North Carolina, USA. 2001.
60. Nominated for the “21st Century Award for Achievement” by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England 2001.
61. Awarded a “Certificate of Merit” by the Students Union Government of the University of Jos, 1995.
62. Received a “Friend of JUMSA Award” from the Jos University Medical Students Association, 2001.
63. Awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” by the National Association of the Federation of Catholic Medical and Dental Students of Nigeria, 2001.
64. Awarded JUABS Humanitarian Service Award by Jos University Association of Biochemistry Students, 2004.
65. Elected, Chairperson Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, Nigeria, Plateau State Branch (2000-2007).
66. Appointed Principal Investigator/Project Director Sex Workers Education Project in Plateau State. A project of the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) Of Harvard School of Public Health in Plateau State, Nigeria. (2001-2005)
67. Member, Working Group, AIDS Prevention Initiative Nigeria of the Harvard School of Public Health (2001-2005).
68. Appointed, Member Harvard AIDS Institute HIV/AIDS Vaccine Think Tank for Developing Countries, 2002.
69. Appointed Consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) [on Women issues, Drug abuse and HIV], 2003.
70. Appointed Sub-committee Member, Planning Committee of the 4th Nigerian National AIDS Conference, Abuja 2004.
71. Appointed Member, Logistics Sub-committee, International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (ICASA) 2004/2005.
72. Awarded Distinguished Service Award by the Rotaract Club of the University of Jos, 2004.
73. Awarded the ‘AIDS in Nigeria’ Book Prize by the APIN of Harvard School of Public Health, Boston USA, 2004.
74. Appointed Abstract Mentor and Reviewer for the International AIDS Conference Bangkok 2003/2004.
75. Appointed Abstract Reviewer and Abstract Mentor for the IAS Conference on HIV Treatment and Pathogenesis, Rio Brazil 2004/2005, and for the XVI International Conference, Toronto 2005/2006.
76. Appointed Board Secretary of the Administrative Board of the Jos Catholic Archdiocesan Newspaper, the Word of Life, by the Archbishop of Jos (2004-date).
77. Certificate of Recognition awarded by International AIDS Society, 2008
78. Appointed Matron, Catholic Youth Organisation, St. Louis Parish, Jos.
79. Initiator, the Igbo Language Fund and Programme with annual Igbo Language quiz for Secondary Schools in Plateau State – As President, University of Jos Igbo Women Cultural Association.
80. Instituted Igbo language academic prize at the University of Jos, University of Nigeria and two other Universities (1995) – As President, University of Jos Igbo Women Cultural Association.
81. Instituted four academic prizes in General Studies at the University of Jos (1991) as President University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Plateau State Branch.
82. Instituted two academic prizes in perpetuity at FUTO for the best graduating female student and the best graduating student in Transport Management Technology since 2009.
83. Trustee, Council of Presidents-General of Town Unions, Imo State
84. Award of Excellence Presented by Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) St. Jude’s Catholic Parish Amuzi Ahiara. in appreciation and recognition of numerous contribution and support to the youth and the church in general.
85. Award of Houour presented by Okpu Mbaise Global Assocation (2011)- for valuable contribution to humanity

VII. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS AND AT THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI.

1. Appointed Pioneer Director, Women and Child Research & Development Centre FUTO, 2010
2. Member Senate, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. 2007.
3. Chairman, HIV/AIDS Committee FUTO. 2007-date. Coordinating all HIV programmes on campus.
4. Appointed member, Water Resources Research Committee, FUTO.
5. President, FUTO Women Association (FUTOWA).
6. Member STEP-B Research group FUTO
7. Member Faculty Post Graduate Committee, FUTO
8. Member Alternative and Renewable Energy group FUTO.
9. Supervision of Ph.D. and B.Sc. projects in Biochemistry.
10. Elected Member, University of Jos Senate (2001-2007).
11. Deputy Dean (Pre-clinicals) Faculty of Medical Sciences, Unijos (1997 – 2004).
12. Acted as Dean of Faculty of Medical Sciences several times from 1997.
13. Acting Dean 2004
14. Co-ordinator, Faculty 2nd MB Examinations (1997-2004).
15. Chairman, Sub-committee on Pre-Accreditation inspection 2003.
16. Acted as Head of Department of Biochemistry severally (1998 – 2006).
17. Co-ordinator, B.Sc. Biochemistry Programme (2003-2006).
18. Chairman, Unijos Faculty of Medical Sciences Board Welfare Committee (1997-2007).
19. Hall Mistress, Abuja Students Hostel (1993-2000).
20. Chairman, Faculty Examination Results Screening Committee (2001-2004).
21. Chairman, Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Grants Committee (1997-2007).
22. Member, Senate Research Grants Committee (1997-2007).
23. Member, Faculty Post Graduate Committee (1997-2006).
24. Pioneer Academic Coordinator of Pharmacy Programme in Biochemistry (1988-1990; 1993-1994).
25. Member, Senate Special Admissions Committee (1997-2007).
26. Member, Central Time-Table Committee (1997-2002).
27. Chairman, University Committee on Registration of Students’ Clubs and Societies (1993-1998).
28. Chairman, Sub-committee on University Housing Allocation (1983-1984).
29. Faculty Representative on University Housing Allocation Committee (1982-1984).
30. Member, University Students’ Welfare Committee (1993-2000).
31. Member, Students’ Hostel Allocation Committee (1994-1997).
32. Faculty Representation on the Board of Faculty of Education (1990 & 1995).
33. Member, Faculty Staff/Student Committee (1990-2000).
34. Member, Committee on University Primary and Secondary Schools (1989-1990).
35. Matron, St. Jude’s Society, University of Jos (2000-date).
36. Member, Vice-Chancellor’s Committee on Students’ Work Aid Programme (1989-1994).
37. Member, General Studies Committee (1984-1985).
38. Ex-officio Executive Member of ASUU (1984-1986).
39. Seminar Coordinator, Department of Biochemistry (1989-1996).
40. Member, Faculty Excess Work load Committee (2001-2006).
41. Patron, Horticultural Association of Jos University Medical Students (2000-date).
42. Member, Staff Office Allocation Committee of the Faculty (2000-2004).
43. Staff Adviser, Federation of Catholic Medication and Dental Students (FECAMDS).
44. Staff Adviser Mbaise Students’ Association.
45. Staff Adviser, Jos University Medical Students’ Association (JUMSA) 2002-date).

VIII. COMMUNITY/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

1. Convened HIV/AIDS programme for women, Senate members, junior staff, youths, FUTO students and students of other tertiary institutions in Owerri (2007-date).
2. Chief Convener of HIV/AIDS programmes for youths, sex workers, men and women of SWAAN Plateau State (2000-2007).
3. Appointed External Examiner, by University of Benin (2004-date); Othman Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto (2006-date), University of Nigeria Nsukka.
4. Appointed Internal Examiner Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Jos and FUTO (2003-date).
5. Team member, National Onchocerciasis prevalence studies in Kano State sponsored by the National Onchocerciasis Control Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMH).
6. Team Leader in Biology, West African School Certificate and General Certificate of Education Examinations.
7. Participated in the Onchocerciasis endemictiy research work in Bauchi and Imo States (1993-2000).
8. Participated in the research on “the development of rapid low cost methods for identifying communities for mectizan mass treatment in the Savanna Zone of Nigeria” sponsored by FMH/UNDP/World Bank/WHO (1990-1992).
9. Executive Editor, Journal of Medicine in the Tropics (1997-2004).
10. Currently involved in HIV/AIDS education and awareness campaign for women, men, youth, sex workers and rural dwellers in Plateau and Imo States.
11. Member, Organizing Sub-committee of the 4th National AIDS Conference 2004.
12. Member, Logistics Sub-committee (2004-2005) International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (ICASA).
13. Appointed, Editor Electronic Journal of AIDS (eJIAS) Geneva (2005-date).
14. HIV/AIDS Counsellor to Students and Staff (2001-date).
15. Member, Scientific Organizing Committee for the XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto Canada, 2006.
16. Abstract Reviewer and mentor to the International AIDS Conferences.
17. Member, Technical Working Group, National Women Coalition on AIDS (2007).
18. Executive member (2008-2012) and Governing Council member International AIDS Society, Geneva (2004-2012) representing African Sub-Region.
19. Executive Director, Women Development and Community Health Projects.
20. Abstract Assessor for the Young Investigators Awards of IAS & ANRS (France).
21. Member Mary Magdalene collaborative Microbicide/Lemon Research Group of the University of Melbourne, Australia 2004-date


IX. RESEARCH PROGRAMME

COMPLETED RESEARCH
1. Chemical extractables from locally brewed beers and beverages
2. Biochemical constituents of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lim)
3. Biochemistry and epidemiology of parasites of tropical importance
4. Sex Workers and HIV in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

ON-GOING RESEARCH
5. Chemical components of grains, food stuffs and anti-nutritional factors in under exploited seeds and crops in Nigeria
6. Analysis of lipids and oils from plant and animal sources
7. Assessment of the nutrient components and anti-nutritional factors in under exploited seeds and crops in Nigeria
8. Biochemical analysis of blood components of HIV/AIDS and other patients.
9. Lime/Lemon Juice as Microbicides in collaboration with Jos University Teaching Hospital, the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of California at Berkeley, USA.

SOME PROJECTS AND GRANTS EXECUTED AS PROJECT DIRECTOR

1. University of Jos Research Grants:
(a) Chemical Composition of edible oils sold in Northern Nigeria, 1998
(b) Proximate analysis of under-exploited edible seeds and food crops 2002

2. Harvard School of Public Health
Project Director/Principal Investigator, AIDS Preventive Initiation in Nigeria.
HIV education and skills acquisition for sex workers in Plateau State Nigeria:

3. World Bank Grant for HIV education for vulnerable youths in three locations in Plateau State 2005 – 2006.

4. Senate Research Grant of the Federal University of Technology, 2007

5. Federal Government Grant for Centre for Women and Child Research and Development (FUTO).

6. National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA) Youth Friendly Centre for HIV Intervention just approved for FUTO.

7. Plus many travel grants to meetings, conferences and other laboratories in Spain, Sudan, Brazil, UK, USA, Thailand, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland, Australia, Benin, Israel, France, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Senegal, etc.

X. TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

1. UNIVERSITY OF JOS: Biochemistry courses for Science, Pharmacy and Medical students including Chemistry and Metabolism of Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates; Plant Biochemistry, Vitamins and Minerals, Instrumentation, Bones and Connective tissues, Biochemistry of the digestive process, Thermodynamics and biological oxidation, Biochemistry of Blood, Membrane Biochemistry, Neurochemistry, Plant Biochemistry Hormones, Antimetabolites; General Studies (Science for Development); Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, etc.
2. ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI: General Studies (Science, Technology and Society).
3. UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS: COSIT Programme: Protein Chemistry.
4. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI: Biochemical Reasoning (BCH 504) Phytobiochemistry, Nutrition (BCH 509), Introduction to Clinical Biochemistry (BCH 312), Seminar Topics in Biochemistry (BCH 505), Research Projects in Biochemistry (BCH 508)..

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING

1. UNIVERSITY OF JOS: Biochemical Techniques and Instrumentation Biochemistry of Parasites of Onchocerciasis, Guineaworm Disease, Malaria, Leishmaniasis, Filariasis, HIV, etc.
Hormonal control
Advanced Intermediary Metabolism
Biochemistry of Vision, and Biochemistry of Hearing
Biochemistry of Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
Biochemistry of photosynthesis and
Microbial Biochemistry
Plant Biochemistry
Cytophysical Biochemistry

2. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI; Research Methods – (BCH 601), BCH 602, BCH 617 and BCH 620.

XI. SOME RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPERVISED/CO-SUPERVISED/ON-GOING

(a) At FUTO: (2006-date)
(1) 60 Undergraduate Projects
(2) 8 MSc and Ph.D. Projects

(b) International Supervision: 2005/2006
Kate Elder (M.Sc. International Health), 2006; University of Victor-Segalen Bordeau 2, France.

(c) University of Jos and FUTO: (1985-date)
1. Dr. Chidi Igwe, Ph.D FUTO 2010, etc.
2. Dr. Obed N. Goselle, Ph.D.;
3. Dr. Nwosu, N.U. (1985) Studies on some biochemical constituents of adult Fasciola gigantica. M.Sc. University of Jos; Ph.D. Jos.
4. Egbunu, Abiodun Abosede (1990) Comparative studies on some biochemical constituents of adult Ascaris lumbricoides and Ascaris suum. M.Sc. University of Jos.
5. Okoye Stella (1991) Studies on some biochemical constituents of adult Dracunculus medinenses. M.Sc. University of Jos.
6. Salami, S.I. (1992). Blood lipid profiles of hypertensives in Jos, Nigeria. M.Sc. University of Jos.
7. Zaccheaus V.O. (1994). Studies on some biochemical constituents of adult Dracunculus medinenses. M.Sc. University of Jos.
8. Suleiman Bello (1996). Assessment of edible oils sold in Jos. M.Sc. University of Jos.
9. Obu, J.A. (1996). Biochemical analysis of Breadfruit and some varieties of beans. M.Sc. University of Jos.
10. Bitrus Yakubu (1998). Studies into the biochemical composition of some lesser known and underexploited seeds in Northern Nigeria. M.Sc. University of Jos.
11. Saleh, Bitrus (1999). Blood lipids and electrolytes levels in Diabetics in Jos. M.Sc. University of Jos.
12. Ikwuyatum Augustine (2002). Serum levels of Bilirubin, Cholesterol, Albumin and Electrolytes in HIV Patients. B.Sc. University of Jos.
13. Attah, Ibrahim (2003). Biochemical changes in Pentaclethra macrophylla Undergoing fermentation and processing. B.Sc. University of Jos.
14. Bognet, Aboshio Dare (2004). Biochemical Analysis of Kola Acuminata, Kola nitida, Kola vertcilata and Kola garcinia. B.Sc. University of Jos.
15. Mandang Nanre (2004). Effects of Moringa oleifera (Horse Radish Tree) Leaves on the Serum Lipids of Rats. B.Sc. University of Jos.
16. Adams Nenman Victoria (2004). Biochemical Studies on the Malting Characteristics of the Grains of Acha (Digitaria exilis) and Rice (Oryza sativa). B.Sc. University of Jos.
17. Tat Tabitha (2004). The Assessment of the Effect of Momordica balsamina Fruit Pulp on Rabbit Liver. B.Sc. University of Jos.
18. Egbunu Dorothea (2004). Analysis on some Biochemical Components of Tomatoes and the Effetcs of Preservation. B.Sc. University of Jos.
19. Okumagba Veruvwa (2004). Nutritional Evaluation of Oryctes monoceros (edible insect larvae). B.Sc. University of Jos.
20. Zaidu, Hamza Musa (2004). Liver Function Tests and Lipid Profile of HIV positive patients. B.Sc. University of Jos.
21. Raji Ayobode (2005). The Analysis of the urine of HIV positive patients in some parts of Nigeria.
22. Zubair Abdulkarim Isah (2005) Photochemical and Antimicrobial Studies of the leaves of S.rhombifolia (Wire Weed).
23. Enekwe Georgette Ezinne (2005). Effect of mixture of the leaf extracts of Vernonia amygdalina and Telfaria occidentalis and the leaf extract of Telfairea Occidentalis on some Biochemical Parameters in Alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
24. Lewis Yetunde Toluwalope (2005). Biochemical Analysis of some Indigenous food snacks.
25. Akoh Isaac Abraham (2005). Serum Lipoproteins and other lipids of diabetic patients in North Central Zone of Nigeria.
26. Akaba Oyiza Amina (2005). Effects of Carbohydrate-Rich foods on rat Plasma Lipids.
27. Itse, Iwah A. (2005). Phytochemical Analysis, Antinutritional Factors and Caffeine Determination of Kola nitid, Kola acuminate and Garcinia kola.
28. Christopher Ponfa (2005/2006). Biochemical parameters in HIV patients presenting with lipodyostrophy.
29. Hauwa M. (2005/2006). Biochemical Parameters in HIV patients presenting with novel symptoms.
30. Blessing, I (2005/2006). Effect of ginger and black pepper on cholesterol, Phospholipids and triglycerides in rat plasma.
31. Motunrayo, O. (2006/2007). Biochemical assessment of clinically failing HIV/AIDS patients on ART.
32. Emeka, M. (2007/2008). Determination of malting quality of Barley and locally grown sorghum.
33. Iyare Osaghede (2008/2009). Biochemical and anti-bacterial effects of lemon and lime juice.
34. Victoria Edoja (2008/2009). Medicinal Plants and HIV treatment.
35. Anyikude Kelechi (2006/2007). Effect of HIV/AIDS on Hepatic Enzymes
36. Ofoegbu Chinenye (2006/2007). Biochemical Assay of Ascorbic Acid in Some Local and Imported Fruits.
37. Amanze Umunna (2006/2007). Nutritional and Anti Nutritional composition of Fresh and Canned Tomato etc.
38. And many more, etc.


XII. ACADEMIC/SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

A. JOURNAL ARTICLES

1. Onwuliri, V.A., Ekpenyong, K.I., Okoye, Z.S.C. and Ekwenchi, M.M. (1986). Comparative study on two Nigerian local brands of beer. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology, 2, 13-18.

2. Onwuliri C.O.E, Nwosu, N.U, and Onwuliri, V.A. (1991). Glycogen, Protein and lipid content of adult Fasciola gigantica (Trematoda) Angewandte Parasitogie (Germany) 33, 51-55.

3. Onwuliri, V.A. and Anekwe G.E. (1992) Proximate and elemental composition of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lim) Medical Science Research, (England) 20, 103-104.

4. Onwuliri C.O.E., Atagamhem, J.P., Alo, E.B. and Onwuliri, V.A. (1992). The Biochemistry of the larval stages of Meloidogyne incognita (Nematoda) Journal of Scientific and Technological Research 2, 92-98.

5. Onwuliri V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. (1993). Total lipid composition of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lim) Medical Science Research, (England) 21, 27-28.

6. Onwuliri, V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. (1993). Amino acid composition of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lim) Medical Science Research, (England) 21, 507-508.

7. Onwuliri, V.A. and Ekpenyong K.I (1994). Amino acid profiles of Pito and Burukutu brewed in Plateau State, Nigeria. Journal of Innovations in Life Sciences, 1(1), 95-96.

8. Onwuliri, V.A,. Nwaonicha, C.P. and Ayorinde, F.O. (1994). Qualitative characterization of vegetable oils using high-resolution proton-NMR. Journal of Innovations in Life Sciences. 1(1), 95-96.

9. Onwuliri, F.C.,Ogbonna, C.I.C. and Onwuliri, V.A. (1994). Isolation and identification of Bacteria associated with deep-seated abscesses in patients within Jos Metropolis, Nigeria, Journal of innovations In Life Sciences, 2(1) 98-100.

10. Onwuliri, V.A., Anekwe, G.E., Ojobe, T.O. and Onobun, C.E. (1995). Chemical compositon of Nigeria-grown wheat. Journal of innovations in Life Sciences, 2(1) 98-100

11. Onwuliri, V.A. (1997). Proton-NMR Spectroscopy of palm oil and groundnut oil. African Journal of Natural Sciences, 1, 73-75.

12. Onwuliri, V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. (1997). Identification of the presence of prostaglandins A1 and E1 in the stem of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lim) using Chromatographic and Infra-Red methods. West African Journal of Pharmacology and Drug Research, 13(1&2), 45-49.

13. Onwuliri, V.A. (1990). Studies on lipids and other composition of two varieties of Sesamum indicum (Benniseed). West African Journal of Biological Sciences, 9, (118-126).

14. Onwuliri, V.A. and Bello, S. (1999). A Biochemical Evaluation of common Vegetable Oils sold in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria. The journal of Applied Science and Management, 3, 15-18.

15. Onwuliri, V.A. and Yakubu B. (1999). Investigations into the constituents of A. digitata an underexploited oil-seed in Nigeria. West African Journal of Biological Sciences, 10, 59-65.

16. Anosike, J.C., Onwuliri, C.O.E., Dozie, I.N.S., Nwoke, B.E.B and Onwuliri, V.A. (2000), the effect of P-amino benzoic acid and folic acid on the development of infective larvae of wuchereia bancrofti in culex quiquefasciatus Journal of innovations in Life Sciences. 5, 15-21.

17. Onwuliri, A.V. and Anekwe G.E. (2001). Amino acids and other Biochemical components of Ricinus communis (Variety minor), and Anti-conceptive seed. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences,4(7), 866-868.

18. Onwuliri, V.A. and Yakubu, B. (2001). Biochemical evaluation of Rumex acetosa and Hibiscus cannabinus seeds: Amino acid composition. Plant Products Research Journal, 6, 20-23.

19. Yakubu, B. and Onwuliri, V.A. (2001). Biochemical studies on Hyphaene thebaica, Salis lediermani, and Khaya senegalenis – three lesser known and underutilized seeds of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology, 12(1), 18.24.

20. Anosike, J.C., Onwuliri, C.O.E. and Onwuliri, V.A. (2001). The prevalence, intensity and clinical manifestations of Onchocerca volvulus infections in Toro local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, (Germany) 203, 459-464.

21. Onwuliri, V.A. and Mohammed, R. (2001). The HIV/AIDS epidemic and the Nigerian woman. The Negro Education Review (Florida), 52, 55-61.
22. Onwuliri, V.A., Anosike, J.C. and Odumodu, I.O. (2001). Some nutritional requirements for the growth of the infective larvae of wuchereria bancrofti in anopheles gambiae mosquito, Journal of Innovations in life Sciences, 6, 1-6.).
23. Onwuliri, V.A. and Obu, J.A (2002). Lipids and other constituents of Vigna unguiculata and Phaseolus vulgaris grown in northern Nigeria. Food Chemistry, (England), 78(1), 1-7.
24. Onwuliri, V.A. and Obu J.G.A. (2002). Chemical Evaluation of the African Breadfruit (Treculia Africana) African Journal of Natural Sciences, 5, 5-7.
25. Onwuliri, C.O.E., Zachaeus, O. and Onwuliri, V.A. (2002). The energy food reserves of adult Onchocerca volvulus. African Journal of Natural Sciences, 5, 129-131.
26. Onwuliri, V.A., Yakubu, B. and Samuel;, A.L. (2002). Proximate, mineral and antinutrient composition of Rumex acetosa and Hibiscus cannabinus. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 17, 97-99.
27. Maduka, H.C.C.,Salihu, A. and Onwuliri, V.A. (2003). Biochemical evaluation of combination drug interaction between phenobarbitone and halofantrine in weaning rats. Online Journal of Biological Sciences, (Pakistan) 3(8), 711-717

28. Dozie, I.N.S., Onwuliri, C.O.E., Nwoke, B.E.B., Onwuliri, V.A. (2003). Clinical and parasitogical Aspects of Onchocercal skin diseases, Tropical Doctor (London), 35, 142-144.
29. Anosike, J.C., Onwuliri, C.O.E., and Onwuliri, V.A. (2003). Human Filariasis in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria. Tropical Ecology, (India) 44(2), 215-225.
30. Onwuliri, V.A. (2004). Total bilirubin, albumin, electrolytes and anion gap in HIV positive persons in Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences, (Pakistan), 4(3), 214-220. http://www.ansinet.org/jms.
31. Onwuliri, V.A., Bitrus, S., Puppet, F. and Maduka, H.C.C. (2004). Blood lipids and electrolyte profiles of male and female diabetics in Plateau State, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences, (Pakistan), 4(3), 221-224.
32. Onwuliri, V.A., Attah, I., Nwankwo, J.O. (2004). Anti nutritional factors, essential and non-essential fatty acids composition of ugba, (Pentaclethra macrophylla) seeds at different stages of processing and fermentation. Journal of Biological Sciences, (Pakistan), 4(5), 671-675. http://ansinet.org/jbs.
33. Imade, G.E., Sagay, A.S., Onwuliri, V.A., Egah, D.Z., Potts, M. and Short, R.V. (2005). Use of Lemon or lime juice douches in women in Jos, Nigeria. Sexual Health, (Australia), 2, 237-239.
34. Anosike, J.C., Dozie, I.N.S., Onwuliri, C.O.E., Nwoke, B.E.B. and Onwuliri, V.A. (2005). Prevalence of Mansonella Perstans Infections among the Nomadic Fulanis of Northern Nigeria. Ann. Agric. Environ. Med (Poland) 12, 35-39.
35. Njoku, O.U.; Ibe, U.C.; Iwualla, U.C.; Aboh, O.B.; Onwuliri, V.A. and Akah, P.A. (2005). Investigation on Monodora tenuifolia seed oil (Annonaceae). Bio-Research, 3(2), 56 – 58
36. Onwuliri, V.A. (1989). Indigenous brewing Technology and Self-Reliance in Nigeria. Professors World Peace Academy of Nigeria. Institute of International Affairs, Lagos. Pp. 1-16.
37. Madubuike, N., Onwuliri, V.A., Effa-Chukwuma, J. (2003). Drug Abuse, HIV and Women issues in Nigeria. A nation-wide project report submitted to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC, Washington DC), 52pp.
38. Onwuliri, V.A., and Jolayemi, O. (2005). Reaching Vulnerable and High Risk Groups in Nigeria. Chapter 12 in “AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold”. Eds Kanki et al. Pub. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. Pp 161-176. (CHAPTER IN BOOK).
39. Onwuliri C.O.E., Anosike, J.C.; Oguoma, C.; Onwuliri, V.A.; Nwoke, B.E.B.; Dozie, I.N.S. and Iwuala, M.O.E. (2005). The impact of cultural limitations, local belief and practices on emerging parasitic diseases in tropical Africa. The Negro Educational Review Florida 54 (4), 311 – 325.
40. Obed Gonsele, Onwuliri C.O.E. and Onwuliri V.A. Malaria and the effect of malaria parasitemia on albumin level among HIV/AIDS persons in Jos Nigeria (2007). Journal of Medical Sciences, 7, 1187 – 1191.
41. Imade, G.E., Sagay, A.S., Egah, D.Z., Onwuliri, V.A., Grigg M.J., Egbodor, C.O., Thatcher, T.D., Potts, M. & Short, R. (2008). Prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in relation to lemon or lime juice douching among FSW in Jos Nigeria. Sexual Health (Australia), (55-60).
42. Emejulu A.A., Ojiako O.A. and Onwuliri V.A. (2008). Possible biochemical and anthropometric indices of overweight and obesity in Owerri Metropolis, Imo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 25 (1),16-21.
43. Sagay, S. Atiene, Godwin E. Imade, Viola Onwuliri, Daniel Z. Egah, Matthew J. Grigg, Jonah Musa, Tom D. Thacher, James O. Adisa, Malcolm Potts and Roger V. Short (2009) Genital Tract abnormalities among Female Sex Workers Who Douche with Lemon/ Lime juice in Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 13 (1), 49-57.
44. Gonselle O. N.; Onwuliri, C.O.E; Onwuliri, V.A.(2009) Malaria infection in HIV/AIDS patients and its correlation with packed cell volume(PCV). Journal of Vector Borne Diseases (India), 46(3), 205-211.
45. Ojiako O.A., Ogbuji C.A., Agha N.C. and Onwuliri V.A. (2009). The proximate mineral and toxicant compositions of four possible food security crops from South Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Medical Food.
46. Ojiako A.O., Igwe C.U., Agha N.C. Ogbuji C.A. and Onwuliri V.A. (2009). Protein and Amino Acid compositions of sphenostylis stenocapa, sesamum indicum, monodora myristica and afzella africana seeds from Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 9(4) 368 – 372.
47. Igwe, C.U; Onyeze, G.O.C; Onwuliri, V.A, Osuagwu, G & Ojiako, A.O. (2009) Evaluation of the chemical composition of Spondias mombin leaves from Nigeria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 4(5) 706 – 710.
48. Gonselle O.N.; Onwuliri, C.O.E; Onwuliri, V.A.(2009) Malaria and HIV: The effect of two intertwining epidemics on Haemoglobin concentration. Discovery and Innovation, Nairobi 21(3/4) In Press.
49. Onwuliri V.A., Ojiako O.A., Olukole M. Agbaji A. and Carrol L. (2009). Possible biochemical markers of antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure in resource-constrained areas. Ibadan Medicine. In press.
50. Ojiako O.A., Igwe C.U. and Onwuliri V.A. (2010). Antilipidaemic and hepatoprotective potentials of ‘ogwu mmamiri’ – an antidiabetic Nigerian polyherbal preparation. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition (Japan). In Press.
51. Igwe C.U., Onwuliri, V.A., Onyeze G.O.C. and Osuagwu C.G. (2010). Spasmogenic Activity of Ethanolic Leaf Extract of Spondias monbin Linn on isolated uterine muscle strips of Rat: Possible hormonal action. Research Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences. www.insipub.com. In Press.
52. Onwuliri V.A.; Onyeocha O.I., Ojiako O.A. and Onwuliri C.O.E. (2010). Gender and HIV/AIDS: The Struggle continues. Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender and the MGDs, Asaba, Nigeria (In Press).
53. Ihediohanma N.C., Igwe C.U. and Onwuliri V.A. (2010). Sexual Harassment, Gender Violence and Academic Performance of students in Tertiary Institutions: Implications for all and for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender and the MDGs, Asaba, Nigeria (In Press).
54. Emejulu, A.A., Ujowundu, C.O., Igwe, C.U. and Onwuliri, V.A., (2010). Hepatoxicity of antiretroviral drugs in HIV seropositive Nigerian Patients. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 4(9): 4275 - 78.
55. Ibe A.E., Onuegbu B.A., Onwuliri V.A. and Ibe M.A. (2010). Effect of Multipurpose Tree Species on Soil Fauna and Weed Diversity in a Typic paleudult. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD) Vol. 13, 247 – 250.
56. Emejulu, A.A., Onwuliri, V.A., and Ojiako, A.O. (2011). Electrolyte Abnormalities and Renal Impairment in Asymptomatic HIV-infected Patients in Owerri, South Eastern Nigeria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 5(3): 257 – 260.
57. Igwe, C.U., Onwuliri, V.A., Ojiako, A.O. and Arukwe, U. (2011). Effects of macrotermes nigeriensis-based diet in hepatic and serum lipids of albino rats. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (In Press).
58. Onwuliri, V.A., Igwe, C.U., Golu, M.D. and Agha, N.C. (2011). Assessment of the quality of some edible vegetable oils consumed in Northern Nigeria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (In Press).
B. SOME PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS
1. Onwuliri, V.A. and Ekpenyong K.I. (1984). Alcohol, diacetyl and acidity levels of Pito and Burukutu. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, p. 69-70.
2. Onwuliri, V.A., Ekpeyong, K.I., Okoye, Z.S.C. and Ekwenchi M.M. (1984). Nutrient composition of locally brewed Pito and Burukutu. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, p.79-81.
3. Onwuliri, V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. (1987). Lipid Patterns of Bryophyllum pinnatum. Book of Abstracts, 12th Annual Conference of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria, p.25.
4. Onwuliri, V.A., Ogharanduku, M.l. and Anekwe, G.E. (1988). Lipid content of Beniseed from Plateau State, Nigeria. Bulletin of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria, p.4, 30-31.
5. Onwuliri, V.A, (1988). Lipids of a Medicinal Plant, Jos Biochemical Bulletin 1(1), 17.
6. Onwuliri, V.A. and Ekpeyong K.l. (1988). Protein and amino acid composition of Burukutu. Bulletin of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria. 4th Annual Conference. Vom, Plateau State Nigeria, 4, p.97-98.
7. Onwuliri, V.A. and Anekwe G.E. (1989). Chemical composition of Nigerian¬grown wheat. Book of abstracts 14th Annual Conference of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria, p.24.
8. Onwuliri, C.O.E., Atagamhen, J.P. and Onwuliri, V.A. (1990). The Biochemistry of the larval stages of Meloidogyne incognita (Nematoda) 6th National Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.
9. Onwuliri, V.A.and Anekwe, G.E. (1991). The determination of the proximate and elemental constituents of Bryophyllum pinnatum (LIM) Bulletin of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria. Vol. 7, p.55.
10. Onwuliri, V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. (1993). Characterization of the Prostaglandins of Byrophyllum pinnatum (LIM). Abstracts 6th European Congress on Biotechnology, Italy, 1993.
11. Onwuliri, V.A.. and Anekwe, G.E. (1995). Prostaglandins in a medicinal plant, 1: chromatographic and infra-red analysis. Books of Abstracts 22nd Conference of the West African Society for Pharmacology, Jos, 95.
12. Onwuliri, V.A., Yakubu, B and Samuel, A.L. (2000). Biochemical evaluation of some lesser known and underutilized seeds of Northern Nigeria. Book of Abstracts 13th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, p.23, Kaduna 2000.
13. Onwuliri, V.A., Kanki, P., Umeh, M.N., Awari H. (2003). Educating Sex Workers in Nigeria. Book of Abstracts 13th International Conference on AIDS and STDS in Africa, Nairobi, p.6.
14. Onwuliri, V.A., Kanki, P. Nzegwu, P. et. al. (2003). Female sex workers and female condom use in Plateau State, Nigeria. Book of Abstracts 13th International Conference on AIDS and STDS in Africa. Nairobi p.80.
15. Onwuliri, V.A. and Ikwuyatum, A. (2003). Total Cholesterol and other biochemical parameters of HIV / AIDS patients in Nigeria. Book of Abstracts 23rd Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Ilorin 2003, p.
16. Onwuliri, V.A., Kanki, P., Umeh, M.N., Oyere, C.N., Odutolu, 0., Awari, H., Mohammed, R., Ihemegbulem, P.C., Mmegwa, P.N. and Solomon, M.D.S. (2004). An Evaluation of a two-year AIDS education programme for sex workers in Plateau State Nigeria. Book of Abstracts, XVth International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, VoU page 453, RefTuOrD12l2.
17. Onwuliri, V.A. and Okumagba Veruva (2004). Nutrients Composition of Oryctes monocerous (edible insect larvae). Book of Abstracts, 35th Nutrition Society of Nigeria Conference, Jos, Nigeria, page18. Ref. ABSINSN/35/0l7.
18. Onwuliri, V.A., Zaidu, H.M. and Tat. T (2004). Nutrition and People living with HIV and AIDS. Book of Abstracts 35th Nutrition Society of Nigeria Conference, Jos, Nigeria, Pg. 62. Ref. ABSINSN/35/092.
19. And others till date.


C. INVITED PAPERS

1. Onwuliri, V.A. (2000). Effective feeding pattern for the pre-school child: An overview. An invited paper presented at the Annual Nutrition Seminar organized by Nestle Foods Nigeria Plc in Jos.

2. Onwuliri, V.A., Mohammed, R., Odewumi, L, Pwajok, M. (2002). HIV/AIDS and the Vulnerable Youth. Invited Seminar Paper presented to the Biochemistry Students' Christian Fellowship at the University of Jos.

3. Oti, O., Onwuliri, C.D., Nweze, I.K., Mohammed, R. and Onwuliri, V.A., (2003). The HIV Pandemic, Love and Friendship among youths. An invited paper presented to the Jos University Association of Biochemistry Students' Workshop at their 2003 Biochemistry Week.

4. Onwuliri, V.A., Aliyu, R., Daduut, J., Onwuliri, I.J. (2004). HIV is real, Abstinence is the way forward. Invited Talk and Video Programme presented to Jos University Medical Students' Association.

5. Onwuliri, V.A., Odoala, S.N., Oyere, C., Umeh, M.N., Mmegwa, P.N., Njoku, G.N. (2004). I am at risk for HIV, where is my mother? Invited paper presented at the World Catholic Women Organisation International Week.

6. Onwuliri,V.A. (2004).Women, HIV/AIDS and Conflicts. Invited paper presented at the Plateau State Government-organized International Women’s Day Celebration.

7. And several others till date.


XII. SOME CONFERENCES ATTENDED WITH PAPERS READ

1. Science Teachers' Association of Nigeria Workshop on Continuous Assessment in Chemistry, in Jos August, 1994.

2. The Ninth National Annual Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 26th - 30th September, 1984.


PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A. and Ekpenyong, K.I. (1984). Alcohol, Diacetyl and Acidity levels of Pito and Burukutu.

ii. Onwuliri,V.A., Ekpenyong, K.I., Okoye, Z.S.C. and Ekwenchi, M.M. (1984). Nutrients composition of locally brewed Pito and Burukutu.

1. The First National Conference on Biotechnology held at the University of Jos,
16th -18th May, 1985.

2. Nigerian/Japan joint conference held in Jos 30th April- 2nd May, 1987.

3. 12th Annual Conference of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria held in Jos
November 1987.

PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. Lipid patterns of Bryophyllum pinnatum.

4. 4th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria held in Vom in April, 1988.


PAPERS READ

i. Analysis of the Lipid content of Beniseed from Plateau State, Nigeria.

ii. Protein and Amino Acid Composition of Pito and Burukutu.

5. 1st African Conference on the Biochemistry of Lipids held at Nsukka, November, 1988.

6. 4th Annual Conference of the Biochemical Society of Nigeria held in Okigwe 1989.

PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. Chemical Composition of Nigerian-grown wheat.

7. 6th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria held in Y c 1990.


PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri, C.O.E., Atagamhen, PJ.P. and Onwuliri,V.A. The Biochemistry the larval stages of Meloidogyne incognita (Nematoda).

8. 2nd African Conference on the Biochemistry of Lipids held in Enugu, Nigeria (1990).

9. 7th Annual Conference on the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria held Makurdi, Nigeria, 1991.

PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. (1991). The determination of the proximate and elemental constituents of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lim).

10. 6th European Congress on Biotechnology, Italy, 1993.


PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A. and Anekwe, G.E. (1993). Characterization of the prostaglandins of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lim).

11. 18th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Parasitology held Awka,1994.

12. 19th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Parasitology held in Jos, 1995.

13. 22nd Conference of the West African Society for Pharmacology held in Jos, 1995.

PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A., and Anekwe, G.E. Prostaglandis in a medicinal plant 1: Chromatographic and Infra red Analysis.

14. 8th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria held in Vom, 1995.

15. 20th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Parasitology held in Makurdi, 1996.

16. 22nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Parasitology - Port¬Harcourt, 1999.

17. Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, Kaduna 2000.


PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A., Yakubu, B. and Samuel, A.L. (2000). Biochemical evaluation of some lesser-known and underutilized seeds of Northern Nigeria.

18. 4th Harvard AIDS Institute Vaccine Think Tank Meeting, Abuja, Feb. 11-18th 2002.

19. 22nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Zaria 2002.

20. XIVth International Conference on AIDS, Barcelona Spain, July, 7-12th 2002.

21. 2nd IAS Conference on HIV Treatment and Pathogenesis, Paris, July 11th -16th 2003.

22. 9th SWAA International Conference on Women and Children Khartoum, Sudan, July 25th – 28th 2003.


PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A., Nzegwu, P., Solomon, M.D., Mmegwa, P.U., Ihemegbulem, P.C. Oyere, C.N., Odewumi, L., Aliyu, R. and Pwajok, M. (2003a). Sexual Behaviour and Risks of HIV/AIDS Transmission among female sex workers. A case study of Jos Plateau State, Nigeria.

ii. Onwuliri,V.A., Mohammed, R., Umeh, M.N., Odewumi, L., Oyere, C.N., Pwajok, M., Aliyu, R., Nzegwu, P., Ezeoma, N., and Udeogu, C. (2003b). Safer Practices and the role of culture on condom use among rural women.

23. 13th International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (ICASA), Nairobi, 21-25th September, 2003.

PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A., Kanki, P., Umeh, M.N. and Awari, H. (2003). Educating Sex Workers in Nigeria.

ii. Onwuliri,V.A., Kanki, P., Nzegwu, P. et. al. Female sex Workers and Female Condom use in Plateau State, Nigeria.
24. 9th Home and Community Care Conference, Dakar, Senegal Dec. 1-3, 2003.

25. 23rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ilorin, September 2003.

PAPERS READ

26. XVth International AIDS Conference, Bangkok Thailand, 11th – 16th July 2004.

PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A., Kanki, P., Umeh, M.N. Oyere C., Odutolu, 0., Awari, H., Mohammed, R., Ihemegbulem, P.C., Mmegwa, P.N. and Solomon M.D.S. (2004). An evaluation of a two-year AIDS Education Programme for Sex Workers in Plateau State, Nigeria.

27. Nutritional Society of Nigeria (NSN) 35th Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting, Jos, October 27th -30th 2004.

PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A., and Okumagba, V. (2004). Nutrient Composition of Oryctes monoceros (edible insect larvae).

ii. Onwuliri,V.A., Zaidu, H.M. and Tat, T. (2004). Nutrition and people living with HIV and AIDS.
28 Governance Working Group Meeting, London, February 6 – 8 2005.

29. 3rd IAS Conference on HIV Treatment and Pathogenesis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 10 – 14, 2005.
30. GC Strategic Meeting – Mont Blanc, Switzerland, Nov. 13 – 17, 2004.
31. Governing Council Meeting of the International AIDS Society, Seattle USA, November 20, 2005.
32. 25th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Lagos, Nov. 2005.


PAPERS READ

i. Onwuliri,V.A., and Ayobode, R (2005). Urinalysis as a rapid assessment method of organ status in HIV positive persons.

33. 14th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) Abuja, 4th – 9th Dec. 2005.

i. Onwuliri,V.A., Kanki, P. Umeh, M.N. et. al. The Impact of Vocational Skills Acquisition on Female Sex Workers in Plateau State.

ii. Onwuliri,V.A. (2004). Keeping Sex Work Safe (invited paper by conference organizers).

iii. Onwuliri, V.A., (2005). Empowerment of Women in HIV Prevention, Care and Support, Mobilizing Women Leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS ¬Critical questions for Critical times (invited paper).

34. XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada, 11 – 16 Aug. 2006.

35. Governing Council Strategic Meeting, Montreaux, Switzerland, Nov. 2006.

36. 4th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, 22 – 25 July 2007, Sydney Australia.
PAPER READ

i. Imade, G; Sagay A.; Egah, D; Onwuliri, V.A.; Grigg, M.; Egbodo, C.; Thatcher, T; Potts, M. and Short, R. (2007). Genital tract abnormalities among female sex workers who douche with lemon or lime juice in Northern Nigeria.

37. 27th Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) Conference, Owerri , Nov. 2007. Nigeria

PAPERS READ
i Emejulu, A; Ojiako O and Onwuliri, V.A. (2007). Levels of some common biochemical parameters in newly infected (stage 1) patients not on drugs.

ii Obed, G; Onwuliri, C.O.E. and Onwuliri, V.A. (2007). Malaria and HIV: The effect of two intertwining epidemics on Haemoglobin Concentration.

38. HIV/AIDS Peer Educators’ Training for FUTO Students and Student’s Union Government, July 11 – 13, 2007.

39. 28th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Othman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto – Sept. 24 – 26, 2008.

PAPERS READ

i. Igwe C.U., Onwuliri V.A., Onyeze G.O.C. and Usuagwu C.G (2008). A study of the possible biochemical and physiological mechanisms of action of Spondias mombin Linn.

40. 29th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Federal University of Technology, Akure, 6th – 9th December 2009.

i. Ojiako O.A, Igwe C.U. and Onwuliri V.A. Changes in the serum lipid profile of albino rabbits administered ‘ogwu mmamiri’ – An anti-diabetic concoction.

ii. Onwuliri V.A., Igwe C.U. and Ojiako O.A. Total protein and amino acid compositions of four traditional legume seeds of South-eastern Nigeria.

iii. Emejulu A.A., Onwuliri V.A. and Ojiako O.A. Assessment of Electrolyte Abnormalities and Renal Impairment in Asymptomatic HIV-infected Patients in Owerri, Imo State Nigeria.

41. IAS Governing Council Retreat held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2007.

42. HIV/AIDS Basic Facts and Leaders in an academic setting. Presentation to FUTO Senate, November 30, 2007.
43. Organised International Workshop for Heads of Departments of Biochemistry Departments in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria at NUC Abuja, July 9 – 11, 2008.

44. Attended XVIIth International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, August 2 – 9, 2008.

46. National Women Coalition on AIDS (NAWOCA) National Stakeholders’ meeting and launching, Abuja October 25th, 2007.
47. Organized and Facilitated HIV/AIDS Seminar for Wives of the Governors of the South Eastern Zone of Nigeria, towards the launching of NAWOCA Owerri May 2008.

48. Guest Lecturer, 2008 UN Anti Drugs Day at NDLEA Owerri, June 18 2008.

49. Facilitator, HIV/AIDS Workshop for Wives of Traditional Rulers, Owerri, June 17, 2008.

50. Facilitator, HIV/AIDS Workshop for Political Appointees in Imo State, June 18, 2008.

51. Attended HIV/AIDS Governing Council Retreat, Geneva Nov. 2008.

52. IAS HIV/AIDS Projects/Executive Committee Meeting, Montreal Canada, February 2009.

53. 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Feb. 8-11, 2009, Montreal Canada.

54. Attended the 5th IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Cape Town July 2009.

55. Governing Council Meeting of IAS, held at Vancouver, Canada, November 2009.

56. University Linkages Meeting at Tennessee Technical University, Tennessee State University and Prairie A & M University – December 2009.

57. IAS Executive Committee Meeting, San Francisco, USA – February 2010.

58. 17th Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, San Francisco, USA – February 2010.

59. Governing Council Meeting of IAS, held at Vienna, Austria, July 2010.

60. Knight of St. John International Convention Michigan USA, July 2010

61. Governing Council/Executive Committee Retreat Geneva, Nov. 2010

 

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2.  Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB)

3.  National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM)

4.  National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)

5.  National Business and Technical Examiniation Board (NABTEB)

6.  National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE)

7.  National COmmission for Mass Literacy (NCME)

8.  National Co,,ission for Nomadic Education

9.  NAtional Examination Council (NECO)

10. National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NEIPA)

11. National Institute for Nigeria Languages (NINL)

12. National Library of Nigeria (NLN)

13. National Mathematical Centre (NMC)

14. Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV)

15. Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)

16. Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)

17. West African Examination Council (WAEC)

18. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

19. National Primary Education Commission (NPEC)

20. National Teachers' Institute (NTI)

21. National Universities Commission (NUC)

22. Nigeria Arabic Language Village (NALV)

23. Nigeria Education Bank (NEB)

24. Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)

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